Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested: daughter

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 02, 2017 2:04 PM

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested early on Sunday, his daughter said, and a pro-government website said he had been accused of treason.

"Kem Sokha and all bodyguards are taken away by 100-200 police without warrant after they raided his home. We don't know where they take him," Monovithya Kem, who is also an official in his Cambodia National Rescue Party, said on Twitter.

Fresh News said Kem Sokha has been accused of treason. It had earlier said it had video of him discussing overthrowing Prime Minister Hun Sen with support from the United States.

(Reporting by Chan Thul Prak; Editing by Matthew Tostevin)